Mig-29 Fulcrum jets releasing flares over Armenia from the GoPro camera point of view

Jun 23 2014 - 7 Comments

An interesting image taken during a formation flight of MiG-29 fighter jets over Erebuni in Yerevan, Armenia, near the Turkish border.

Even if the above image is just a preview of a video that will soon be released by renowned film make Artur Sarkisyan, it is interesting for at least two reasons.

First of all, it shows a formation of Mig-29 Fulcrum from the tail of one of the jets as it is invested by a salvo of flares. A unique view!

Second, the image was taken during a display of the Russian Fulcrums over the 3624th Air Base Erebuni, Armenia. The airfield is located less than 20 km (12.5 miles) from Turkey, a state with which Armenia has no diplomatic relations because of a number of historical and political issues.

Located at about 1,000 meters above mean sea level and surrounded by a mountain range, Erebuni is not only a base of the Armenian Air Force. The Russian Air Force is basing some 16 updated MiG-29SMTs at the expeditionary airbase that is also being strengthened, to host a squadron of Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters and Mi-8 Hip transport choppers.

Image credit: Artur Sarkisyan

 

  • “A number of historical and political issues” is quite a nice description for a genocide.

    • AlenLemone

      Can’t blame NATO people for pushing the official NATO line, can you?
      It’s genocide when others do it, not American allies…

  • Gothamite

    Now this promises to be good just because of the placement on the tail. It’ll offer a great perspective.

  • George Gallan

    Can’t wait to see the video – this image looked photoshopped to me at first.

  • Ron Fox

    WHAT IS MR. PUTIN UP TO NOW?

    • El_KaBong

      Quit yelling.

  • FoilHatWearer

    I wouldn’t want my jet sucking up that kind of FOD. Being right behind an aircraft releasing flares just doesn’t sound like a good idea.